This is another Colombian rice recipe and as I’ve mentioned before in this blog, rice is a staple in a Colombian diet. Arroz con Fideos is a popular recipe in my family. As children, we loved it because of the little angel hair pasta in the rice.
3 Tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
2/3 cup angel hair pasta, broken into 1 ½ inch pieces
1 cup long grain white rice
2 cups water or 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
½ teaspoon salt
1. In a small saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the angel hair pasta and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes or until the pasta is golden.
2. Add the rice, stir with a wooden spoon and sauté for 1 minute. Add the stock or water, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Add the salt, cover and decrease the heat to low and cook for about 20 minutes or until the rice is tender.
3. Remove from the heat, let it rest for 5 minutes and serve.